• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Two charger broke in less than 3 weeks after buying.

    I got the macbook pro 2011 15' at the start of November 2011. Two weeks later the original charger stopped working. After buying a new one because of necessity and because there isn't an apple store in Oxford it broke again three days after buying.
    This is too much I spent 55pounds on a second charger while waiting for the first one to repair and it broke before they even had the time to fix the first one!. Big problem here apple.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of Junk

    I am on my 3rd charger that I have to buy. It slips apart. Poorly made. That so called new design is worst. That is the one that just slipped out. Mac purposely makes a poor adapter so we spend money on buying just that. Can't believe they make a computer to last long, but they cannot even make a durable charger.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The old cord lasted longer than the new one!

    I've had my computer since October of 2007, and the first cord wore out because of poor design where it plugs in (wires fray, I think). I had the cord replaced with the newer version, but it has only lasted about a year. Not so happy with it, either... but what other options are there? Someone needs to put some reinforcements at the must vulnerable areas, or make the cable thicker.... or go with solar power!!! Yeah.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not built well enough.

    I have gone through 2 chargers in the last 2 years due to "wear and tear". Said "wear and tear" consists of being stored in a padded computer bag. The wire housing develops kinks too easily and that puts pressure on the flimsy wires inside. Once the wires go, the charges goes. Poof $80. I love Apple products, and I love the magnetic tips on the chargers, but these things need to be reinforced. The adapter can also become scorching hot after a few hours.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple magsafe

    Ok this is short but look at the price

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor form

    After having my macbook for several months my power adaptor has stopped working. It seems to be in the cord, just at the join of the magnetic bit and the beginning of the cord. At first it just had to be in exactly the right position to get it to work and now it's stopped working completely. Really unhappy, I've never had a problem with other (non apple) laptop power adaptors this early on. AND I look after it too!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    This computer charger is god awful. I have had it for 3 months and it is already falling apart. The smaller part of the cord is ripping and the wires are exposed.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wake up Apple. Fix this cheap and nasty component

    I have no chice but to buy this cheap disposable item. Can you look at quality. It is very poor

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stinks!

    I just got my first mac book in Feb and didn't use it until June it's now Nov and I need a new charger. Just like everyone else's comments the charge gets to a point where it has to be in a perfect position to charge and the adaptor gets VERY hot. I was hoping that I got a lemon charger but based on the reviews here I'm not alone... Rats....

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawed power cord adapter

    Like all of the other reviews, I would actually like to give Apple a zero star, and I am a big Apple fan and own 4 computers. Cord get too hot at plug in, has to be in perfect position to charge, the slightest motion, even breathing deeply, causes a disconnect AND the cord has never left my desk, so no twisting or abuse of cord. So many reviewers have said the same thing, APPLE, wake up. And yet you have a captive audience, so we have to keep buying them. Please listen to your fans as we all are.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doomed to fail, no warranty

    I seem to go through one of thes chargers (and one of the iphone to usb cords) every 8 months. I think its because there is no way that the cords can twist inside the socket at all. They a fairly stiff cords but there is no designed way for them to twist so mine keep breaking at the laptop end of the charger. I also cant claim warranty because theyre saying this is caused by me? Im not using it in any way outside of what it was designed for so how is the poor design my problem? come on apple if you just add some way for the cable to release the built up twisting this would be a very nice charger.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrid

    Break away design is convenient, but strain relief is clearly defective - without being in the exact proper positioning, the charger does not work - bought computer in June, buying a new charger in November is absurd.

    13" MBP (the review wouldn't let me specifically move to this one).

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stop working for no apparent reason

    I'm about to order my 4th power adapter for a 3 year old MacBook Pro. My first one was showing some wear, so I'll give them a break on that, but my last two have almost no wear whatsoever. They appear to be brand new. They just start getting really hot and then stop working. Ugh. So expensive too...

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Terrible Product, Very Disappointed + Expected Better from Apple

    My personal 85W MagSafe Power Adapter died shortly after my warranty on my MacBook Pro 15-inch expired. Within a year, the thin strip connecting the charger to my MacBook started to tear apart but it was still able to charge my laptop for some time, so I didn't think much of it and just kept using it like I normally was until one day it just stopped charging when I needed my laptop the most in class to take notes. If you plan to wind and unwind your power adapter a lot, the weak coating will rip and you will be forced to purchase the same defective product from Apple again. It seems this charger is built without the consumer's need in mind; something I'd expect a brand like Apple to be on top off such needs. In summary, I'd like a power adapter that's portable with the laptop since I travel a lot or even just a short distance to class, but it seems this power adapter is just meant to stay in one location if you don't want it to tear apart and suddenly not work.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd one already

    love the Mag safe. the cord from the adapter to the computer always burn out. Apple please make the cord thicker

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    defect

    I have two macbook pro (both 17"), one 3 year old, one 1.5 year old, both adapters failed to work, the 3-year-old don't have power, the 1.5 year-old got frayed.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ehh

    This charger works well, but does not last. I have had multiple chargers and each one stops working on me. This charger is too expensive to keep replacing time after time.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This power supply is a pile of junk.

    Yes, we too have gone through 3 power supplies in the last two years. And thanks to Apple's litigious ways and fiercely proprietary connector, we are again forced to replace this sketchy power supply with the same over priced sketchy junk. I hope that Apple is reading these comments and puts a little more resources into a durable design. And maybe a put a little less focus on the cool looks.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    I bought my macbook pro in Jan 2011 and am now having to buy a new charger. The plastic has split on the skinny cord where it comes out of the square. I have electrical tape holding it together and it gets really hot now. I have to squeeze the tape in one place just to get it to charge. The magnetic part is a great idea, I just can't imagine why apple thought it was a good idea to make part of the charger with such a small breakable cord.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    All though it looks good and has a convenient magSafe connector, it is still the worst Apple product I've ever had AND THEY COST A FORTUNE!!!

    Not only is a bad product and customers are forced to buy a new one at a ridiculous price. Otherwise, they can't use their laptops.

    8 of 9 people found this useful